Engineering departments have partnerships with universities abroad and offer research opportunities for undergraduate students.

Summer Research through the International Programs in Engineering (IPENG)

IPENG provides international engineering research abroad opportunities to engineering students within the College of Engineering at Urbana-Champaign. These opportunities are offered in the summer, fall, or spring semesters. ALL Research is reviewed by the respective chief department advisors upon return to campus to determine if a student will receive technical credit.

Summer Research Abroad

Most of the research abroad opportunities occur during the summer semester. Search for opportunities here.

Fall/Spring Research Abroad

The International Research Experience Program (IREP) in Germany is the one program that occurs during the fall or spring semester. Learn about this opportunity here.

Global Research Scholars

Global Research Scholars (GRS) is a unique, research-intensive study abroad program designed for talented undergraduate students of all engineering majors. The program combines a study abroad experience with the opportunity to join a research team abroad at an IPENG partner school. GRS participants receive a scholarship and present their research findings in the fall at the International Research Symposium that is part of the Engineering Research Fair.

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland

The EPFL Research Internship Program offers internships in labs from all Schools at EPFL to outstanding students from the program's partner universities. Gain experience in a cutting-edge lab and boost your career prospects. Work with first-rate researchers while immersing yourself in a new culture.


National University of Singapore (NUS) in Singapore, Singapore

Develop your research skills and find what's at the cutting edge in engineering and technology in Singapore. Learn from faculty and researchers, who are experts in their field, in a different culture and environment. Discover all that the NUS labs have to offer. Expand your knowledge to include the rich and diverse culture that is Singapore.


Technischen Universitat Darmstadt (TUD) in Darmstadt, Germany

TUD is one of Germany's leading technical universities. Its professors, employees and students devote their talents and best efforts to the significant future research fields such as cybersecurity, internet and digitalisation, matter and radiation science, thermo-fluids and interfaces, future energy systems and processes from material to product innovation. The wide variety of disciplines represented are all focused on technology, as viewed from the vantage point of engineering, the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences, and cover the full range of academic endeavor, from the origination of basic concepts to practical, everyday applications.


Tec de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico

Tec de Monterrey offers you the possibility to develop your research skills and obtain valuable experience by taking part in a project at any of our research centers, while being advised by research specialists. Tec de Monterrey is offering 40 different research projects in engineering covering a wide range of topics such as: Energy and Climate Change, Robotics, Photonics and Quantum Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Data Science, etc.